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by StuartJ
Sat Apr 20, 2024 5:20 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

HarryW wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 9:52 am Here is the current plan for the Tytherington Light Railway.
Thanks Harry, that helps a lot!
by StuartJ
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Tytherington Light Railway
Replies: 17
Views: 296

Re: Tytherington Light Railway

Hi Harry
Looks great! What sort of size is the layout please?
by StuartJ
Fri Apr 19, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway
Replies: 765
Views: 325432

Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Oh No! Hopefully it all goes back together OK
by StuartJ
Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Phil.P wrote: Tue Apr 16, 2024 11:09 am What adhesive did you use when 'wrapping' the loco?

I find that thin plastic 'ripples' if you use solvent adhesive for this.
Good old Wilko's brush on superglue! I used Revel Contacta for the De Winton but the fine nozzle keeps glueing itself up.
by StuartJ
Tue Apr 16, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Thanks guys.
Forgot to say that I have wrapped the smokebox (front and top), tank top, firebox wrapper and cab sides in thin styrene to avoid spending weeks sanding the 3D prints.
by StuartJ
Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:45 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Thansk Phil. It will be plain green as per the cylinders, although it is very tempting to paint it black and put CAMBRIAN on the tank sides!
by StuartJ
Mon Apr 08, 2024 5:42 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Headlamp housings
Replies: 8
Views: 209

Re: Headlamp housings

Have a look at the Model T Ford headlights (and others) included in Dave Watkins' Crewe Tractor models on Thingiverse:
https://davewatkins.weebly.com/crewe-tractor-build.html

Image
by StuartJ
Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:50 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Time and mojo have been lacking recently but I have been working on the body as and when. I've had an unexpected weekend at home so I have been able to complete the main construction, and the loco is now ready for painting: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53638273744_0e7fde1b73_c.jpg Boot Lane W...
by StuartJ
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: A short 4-wheel wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: A short 4-wheel wagon

Many of the earlier Festiniog waggons were inside framed: https://www.festipedia.org.uk/w/images/7/79/0019-05-10-15-2.jpg?20070301120543 https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/df6d73c0-1cac-4eb5-84b7-888fbe8c781d/dajumav-896a8383-be52-4e5f-9a8e-b149e4ef4891.jpg/v1/fill/w_1024,h_69...
by StuartJ
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:22 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Simplex Yard Shunter
Replies: 28
Views: 4173

Re: Simplex Yard Shunter

Looking good!
by StuartJ
Fri Jan 26, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

One completed and working chassis. A very well thought out design but very fiddly - how people make valve gear in 009 is beyond me! I changed the recommended build order so that I could paint as I went along and got in a right mess trying to put the crankpins afterwards. The holes in the printed ins...
by StuartJ
Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:54 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Gladstone Coach to Bush Tram Carriage
Replies: 7
Views: 1340

Re: Gladstone Coach to Bush Tram Carriage

Very nice. An ingenious conversion too!
by StuartJ
Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Do you have any close up shots of the gearbox etc. I have a number of self made 3D printed gearboxes that might fit your needs. I did one gearbox for a friend so they could use metal gears in their loco, which is wasn't designed for and even made them bushes to change the gears from 1/8th to 3mm to...
by StuartJ
Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:30 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Love to see a loco build no matter how long it takes. How's the de Winston doing BTW? Not good unfortunately. I was very disappinted with the engineering side of it, mainly the gearbox which I found impossible to assemble without either glueing it all solid or having the bearings come loose and let...
by StuartJ
Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:24 am
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

I live in West Wales, not far from Saundersfoot. I know the railway tunnels well and it is no wonder the 4ft gauge locos (Rosalind and Bull Dog) were so low as there is barely enough headroom to walk through them. I'm sure the walkway surface has been raised slightly, but it must have been hazardou...
by StuartJ
Tue Jan 09, 2024 12:08 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Electric
Topic: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'
Replies: 40
Views: 7666

Re: Stuart's occasional loco thread - Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet'

Modelling mojo has been distinctly lacking recently so I haven't done much more to the tramcar. In an effort to kick start things I have broken my rule (finish something before you start something else) and made a start on the first loco in the kit pile - a Boot Lane Works 'Lilibet' https://bootlane...
by StuartJ
Thu Jan 04, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: 3D Printing
Topic: Tan-y-Bwlch Water Tower - Finished ( I think!)
Replies: 27
Views: 11984

Re: Building Tan-y-Bwlch Water Tower

Very nice!
by StuartJ
Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:38 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: LITTLE VAN FOR FWLR
Replies: 18
Views: 5113

Re: LITTLE VAN FOR FWLR

Rod, now that I'm finally getting around to copying you, do you happen to know the approximate dimensions of this or the other one you posted recently? I think I made mine too big and it's hiding the cute wheels under the side overhang. Mine ended up 3½"W x 4½"L x 4½"H for just the b...
by StuartJ
Thu Nov 16, 2023 9:27 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: Rake of Tippers - Done
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Rake of Tippers - Done

Very nice. The restrained weathering really works
by StuartJ
Mon Oct 30, 2023 10:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help please - Identifying Ffestiniog coaches
Replies: 3
Views: 1502

Re: Help please - Identifying Ffestiniog coaches

The first photo are derelict Mk.3 Quarrymen's coaches https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Quarrymen%27s_carriages The second photo is either Carriage 15 or Carriage 16 https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Carriage_15 https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Carriage_16 The third photo is one of the 'Bowsider...